[Source: Reallusion Press Release]
UK (July 27th 2016) --Reallusion and Polycount announce the 2016 Game Character Design Contest aimed at all 3D artists, animators and game developers. Participants can enter any animatable, humanoid character to compete against some of the best artists within the 3D animation community. Prizes include the chance to win a share of $4,000 cash along with great 3D hardware, software and content prizes. Leading industry sponsors include PolyCount, Allegorithmic, ZBrush, Marvelous Designer, Marmoset, HTC Vive and Noitom motion capture.
The Reallusion 3D Character Design Contest invites all artists to create their own 3D characters. These can be any fully rigged and animated, 3D humanoid (biped) characters. Participants need to submit a 30-second video to show the personality and detail of the character. The competition is open now, and closes on October 16th 2016.
For full competition information, including rules, please visit the Reallusion main contest: http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/event/2016-3d-character-design-contest/intro.html
Charles Chen, CEO Reallusion, stated: "We are very proud to count on the support of such leading names from within the 3D industry for this year's 3D Character Design Contest. We feel that this is a real testament to the success of iClone and the recognition of the Character Creator Pipeline and what this program can achieve for developers and designers."
Creating animatable 3D characters is often an enormous challenge that requires a multidisciplinary team skilled in modeling, sculpting, texture painting, and skin rigging, not to mention proficient animation skills. The 2016 3D Character Design Contest aims at tackling this challenge by providing 3D artists with pre-rigged, universal morph-ready quad avatar designs that allow artists to turn their 3D sculptures into animatable 3D characters. These new characters are ready for thousands of motion assets, facial lip-syncs, look changes, body shape morphs, multi-layered outfits, and dynamic textures, all while be easily retargeted and exportable to external 3D tools.
The iClone Character Creator Pipeline saves users tons of time and effort, as it can be further exploited in conjunction with powerful 3D solutions from leading industry partners who have redefined the creative boundaries of 3D character design.
Additional contest sponsors include Renderosity.com, CGTrader.com, 3D.sk, Humster3D, Sketchfab. Media partners include Polycount.com, ArtStation.com and 3DTotal.com.
Reallusion is providing a free 45 days of iClone Animation Pipeline PRO for all contest entrants new to Reallusion and interested in exploring the capabilities of iClone. The iClone Animation Pipeline can import and export 3D models and animations for Maya, Max, Unity, Unreal, C4D, Blender and more. iClone is a cinematic editing environment that allows scenes to come together with characters, lighting, cameras, effects and more for a streamlined animation experience to previz and produce every shot. iClone Animation Pipeline imports FBX, 3DS and OBJ and provides a complete character animation toolset based on HumanIK for body motion, along with full facial animation puppeteering and lip-synch tools.
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In order to enter the competition, please visit the Reallusion main contest page for complete details, official rules and additional information:
About Reallusion Inc
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Reallusion is a leading-edge software developer providing cinematic animation tools for PC, Mac and mobile platforms. Reallusion's pioneering storytelling technology excelling at character animation, facial morphing and voice lip-sync allows fast creation of interactive avatars for 3-D real-time filmmaking and previsualization for professional post-production. Their powerful yet easy-to-use tools make character animation accessible to both Mac and PC users of all skill levels. Reallusion's development of core technologies and growing base of intellectual property
firmly establish the company as power among emerging technology innovators, furthering their graphic and imaging embedded kernels to top-brand device manufacturers worldwide. http://www.reallusion.com/